PSN Giving Guide

The first Parliament Street Giving Guide. The goal of this issue was to promote a few local charities, and then it turned into a giving guide. Then it became how many registered charities are there in the M5A and M4X postal code (Parliament Street)? We got the answer from the helpful people at Canada Helps: 281. To be fair there are hundreds more providing services in the area, but the 281 have their official addresses listed in these two postal codes.

 

CanadaHelps.org, provides a safe and trusted one-stop destination for making donations, fundraising, or learning about any charity in Canada. More than 3 million Canadians have donated over $1.9 billion to charities using CanadaHelps since its founding in 2000.
So let’s list them all. The list with phone numbers and websites and addresses was too much to wrangle. Instead, we alphabetically listed them. The information for each of these charities can be found online on the canadahelps.org website. Some of our local, more prominent charities liked the idea and wanted to make sure they were involved, and here we are.
Looking through the list is somewhat of a reminiscence. Those charities we grew up with and knew in past lifetimes are still out there and still doing great work and need our support. In a way this list reminds me of forgotten friends that we have lost touch with over the years.
Perhaps this is the holiday season to connect with some of our long lost friends and charities to let them know we are thinking of them and hopefully make a contribution.

25 (TORONTO) MEDICAL COMPANY UNIT FUND
8229309 Canada Society
Abu Ubaydah Masjid
ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada
Against the Grain Theatre
Aid to Women
ALICE AND MURRAY MAITLAND FOUNDATION
all saints church homes for tomorrow society
All Saints Church-Community Centre
ALLAN GARDENS FOOD BANK
ALLAN TIFFIN TRUST
ALLIANCE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AIDS PREVENTION
Alumnae Theatre Company
Animal Justice Canada
Anishnawbe Health Foundation
ARC
ArtHeart Community Art Centre
ArtsCan Circle
BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS
Belbeck-Fukakusa Family Foundation
Benefaction Foundation
BEREA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
BILL 7 AWARD LGBTQ SCHOLARSHIP
BLOSSOM FOUNDATION
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER TORONTO FUND
BRITISH ISRAEL WORLD FEDERATION CANADA INC
Bududa Canada Foundation
CABBAGETOWN COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE INC
CABBAGETOWN PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
CAH (Centres d’Accueil Héritage)
CAHOOTS THEATRE
CALVIN AND FRANCES HAMM FOUNDATION
CAN Fund
Canada Running Series Foundation/Fondation Circuit du Canada
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONONCOLOGY/ASSOCIATION
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists  Guild
CANADIAN CHILDREN’S OPERA COMPANY
CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS/LE CONSEIL CANADIEN
CANADIAN COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING/CONSEIL CANADIEN SUR
Canadian Dermatology Foundation
CANADIAN FRIENDS OF FINLAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
CANADIAN HEALTH LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION/ASSOCIATION DES BIBLIO
Canadian Opera Company
CANADIAN OPERA HOUSE CORPORATION
Canadian Stage
CANADIAN SUPPORT OF RURAL AFRICAN INITIATIVES
CANADIAN TRANSIT HERITAGE FOUNDATION/FONDATION CANADIENNE DU
CARRIAGE HOUSE NORTH TRUST MARY BESLER ESTATE
CBSR EDUCATION FOUNDATION
CCMA Foundation
Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
Centre of Learning & Development
Charlie’s FreeWheels
Church In Regent Park
Church In The City
CINÉFRANCO
CITADEL + COMPAGNIE
CLIFTON HOUSE FOR BOYS
COMMUNITY FOLK ART COUNCIL OF METROPOLITAN TORONTO
Community of Christ Toronto Congregation
CONN SMYTHE FOUNDATION
Cota
DANCEMAKERS
DanceWorks
DAREarts
Daryl Duke Foundation
DEAF CULTURE CENTRE
Dixon Hall
DOUGLAS GOW TRUST
Douglas Harold Evans Charitable Foundation
Echelon Donor Advised Foundation
Echelon Foundation
Egale Canada
EGLISE EVANGELIQUE CHRETIENNE MARANATHA
ENVIRONMENTAL VISION EXCHANGE (EVE)
EPILEPSY TORONTO
Eucharistic Catholic Church
EXPECT THEATRE INC
Faith and Freedom Alliance
FES
FIDUCIE TESTAMENTAIRE ANTOINETTE SIMARD
Fiducie testamentaire de Bernadette St-Laurent
Focus Media Arts Centre
FONDATION GERMAINE PROVOST ET OSCAR MORIN,
Friends of Animal Justice Canada
Friends of Principia
Friends of Ruby
FU-GEN THEATRE COMPANY
GARDERIE LA FARANDOLE DE TORONTO
GBSP CENTRE CORP.
Genesis Community of the Arts
George Brown College Foundation
GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
GESTALT INSTITUTE OF TORONTO
GOOD SHEPHERD REFUGE SOCIAL MINISTRIES
Green Iglu
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Guitars not Guns Canada
Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission
ICASO
Innovations for Learning Canada
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTRE
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS
Intriciti
Jamii
JARVIS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH
JBS FOUNDATION INC.
Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
Jilla & Robert Williams Foundation
John and Myrna Daniels Foundation
JOHN BRADFORD SENIOR EDUCATION FUND
JOHN H. DANIELS CHARITABLE TRUST
John Howard Society of Ontario
JUDY JARVIS DANCE FOUNDATION
KIDS UP FRONT FOUNDATION (TORONTO)
LA SOCIETE D’HISTOIRE DE TORONTO
LAHEY CLINIC CANADIAN FOUNDATION
Lay-Up
LORD DUFFERIN COMMUNITY DAY CARE CENTRE
LUA SHAYENNE DANCE COMPANY
Mabel And Robert Scott Foundation
Macedonia 2025 Charitable Foundation
Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers’ Action Project
Margaret Helen Miller Foundation
ME to WE Foundation
METRO TORONTO MOVEMENT FOR LITERACY
MID TORONTO COMMUNITY SERVICES INC
MILLER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Mission to Seafarers Canada Inc.
MIXED COMPANY THEATRE
MIZIWE BIIK ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Modular Building Institute Canadian Foundation
MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO
NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS INC.
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Nature United
NEIGHBOURHOOD INFORMATION POST
Neighbourhood Legal Services
NEPAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
NEW BEGINNINGS SUPPORT PROGRAM
NEW MUSIC CONCERTS
NEW VISIONS TORONTO
Next Generation Energy Alternatives Incorporated
Nightswimming
NIGHTWOOD THEATRE
OCD Canada
ONTARIO AIDS NETWORK
Opera Canada
Ovarian Cancer Canada
Pamoja Solutions
Peacebuilders International (Canada)
PHILIP AND HANNAH REICHMANN FAMILY FOUNDATION
PLEIADES THEATRE
POV
POVERELLO CHARITIES ONTARIO
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Prologue Performing Arts
Protego Foster Houses
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
Regent Park Community Health Centre
Regent Park Film Festival
REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC
RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING COUNCIL (ONTARIO)
Richard Kert Foundation
Rights Action
Ross Murray Hamilton Foundation
S.E.A.S. Centre
Saint Hermione Lay Pastoral Visitor Programme
Saint Lukes United Church
Shakespeare Link Canada
SHERBOURNE HEALTH
Shine Bright Like A Diamond Foundation
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada
Sikh Foundation of Canada Inc.
SOCIETY OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST IN CANADA INC
Sojourn House
Some Strange Reason Theatreworks Inc.
SOULPEPPER THEATRE COMPANY
SOUND TIMES SUPPORT SERVICES
SRI MUTHUVINAYAGAR HINDU SOCIETY
ST GEORGE’S MACEDONO-BULGARIAN EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH
ST JUDE COMMUNITY HOMES
ST PAUL’S CHURCH
ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
St. Bartholomew’s Children’s Centre, Regent Park Inc.
St. James Town Community Arts
ST. MICHAEL’S HOMES
ST.LAWRENCE CO-OPERATIVE DAY CARE INC.
Stanley H. Strand Foundation
Steve Death Memorial Foundation Inc.
Stillbrook Accessible Retirement Residences Inc.
STORY PLANET
Strauss Foundation
Street Haven at the Crossroads
STREET HEALTH
STS CYRIL & METHODY MACEDONO BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
Tapestry Opera
THE ALBERT & EGOSAH REICHMANN FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Arch Foundation Trust
THE ARCHIVES ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
THE ATKINSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Birnie Hodgetts Memorial Fund
THE BROWNING WATT FOUNDATION
The Bruce H. Mitchell Foundation
THE CANADIAN LYFORD CAY FOUNDATION / LA FONDATION CANADIENNE
THE CANADIAN NETWORK OF DANCE PRESENTERS CANDANCE – CANDANSE
THE CHARLES H IVEY FOUNDATION
The Children’s Book Bank
The Corporation of Trinity East
The DiCapo Family Foundation
THE ENOCH TURNER SCHOOLHOUSE FOUNDATION
The Faas Foundation
THE FENELLA FOUNDATION
The Foundations of Torah Charitable Organization
THE FRANK FOWLER FOUNDATION
THE GREAT GULF HOMES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE HANN FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE HEARING FOUNDATION OF CANADA
THE HOPE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE HUGH AND ILENE LAWSON CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
THE KAY FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE KIWANIS CLUB OF TORONTO FOUNDATION
THE LAWRENCE FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Lewis Cohen Family Trust
THE LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CANADA)
The Middlefield Charitable Foundation
The Mission to Seafarers – Southern Ontario
The Murphy Family Foundation
THE N. S. ROBERTSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Neighbourhood Group
THE O&Y FOUNDATION FOR BETTER COMMUNITIES
The Organ Project
The Panikkar Family Foundation
THE PETERSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
THE PHILANTHROPIST – AGORA FOUNDATION
The Remix Project
THE RICHARD JAMES CURRIE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Riley Family Foundation
THE SALVATION ARMY CORPS 614
THE SALVATION ARMY CORRECTIONAL AND JUSTICE SERVICES – TORON
The Salvation Army Toronto Housing & Homeless Supports
THE SEED FOUNDATION
THE SIR ERNEST MACMILLAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The STEPS Initiative
THE TORONTO BAPTIST SEMINARY AND BIBLE COLLEGE
THE TORONTO BRANCH OF THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC
THE TORONTO KIWANIS – T P LOBLAW CHARITABLE TRUST
THE TORONTO SOUTH ASIAN REVIEW
THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY & TORONTO’S FIRST POST OFFICE
THE W G MORROW SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Walrus
The Waugh Family Foundation
THE WES AND CHRISTINE HALL FAMILY FOUNDATION
THEATRE MUSEUM CANADA
Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society
Toronto Artscape Foundation
TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE NATIVE CULTURAL CENTRE
Toronto Humane Society
TORONTO KIWANIS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS
TORONTO PEOPLE WITH AIDS FOUNDATION (PWA)
True Justice for All Foundation
TRUST U/W/O GEORGE HENRY STEDMAN
TRUST UNDER THE WILL OF THE PHILIP AND BERTHE MORTON FOUNDAT
TRUST UNDER WILL OF DR HENRY J CODY
TRUST UNDER WILL OF HARRIET S KANE
United Hungarian Fund
UNITY FOR AUTISM
Urban Tails Animal Rescue
Visions of Science
VOICE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
WE Charity Foundation
WEllbeing Foundation
William and Odna McCarlie Foundation
WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA THE
YONGE STREET MISSION
Young People’s Theatre
Youth Challenge International
ZATA OMM DANCE PROJECTS

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